The average annual and hourly salaries for general dentists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general dentists amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$59,920|
|25th Percentile Wage||$82,220|
|50th Percentile Wage||$135,490|
|75th Percentile Wage||$184,440|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general dentists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $184,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $135,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,920.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of general dentists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general dentists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general dentists in state of California ranges from $64,390 to $204,710. The highest paying area for general dentists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $204,710. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Hanford-Corcoran (mean annual salary $200,730). The lowest paying area is Stockton with a median annual salary of $64,390.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|El Centro|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |